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New fees to be paid by employers and open work permit applicants are being introduced on February 21, 2015. There is also a new process that employers must follow when hiring Labour Market Impact Assessment-exempt foreign workers.

Read about the changes and how they may affect you.

New applications: Processing fees must be paid when the application is submitted.  The payment must be attached to the application form.  Refer to the fee schedule for current rates. Just before paying, check this webpage again for up-to-date information.

Current applications: If you are paying additional fees for an application currently being processed at our office, the payment must be attached to the letter from our office requesting the additional payment.

Family class applications: All applications for sponsored family class members must be submitted to the Case Processing Centre (CPC) in Canada. For more information on how to pay and where to submit your application, please refer to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website.

Economic class applications: All applicants in the economic classes must submit their initial application to the Centralized Intake Office (CIO) in Canada. For more information on how to pay, visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website.

Payment of Fees

Fees are payable in Canadian dollars or Indian Rupees. Only bank drafts (demand drafts) or certified cheques are accepted; cash is not accepted for fee payment. The bank draft should be made for the exact amount and in favour of "Canadian High Commission" or "Receiver General for Canada" payable at New Delhi. 

Other instructions

If you are using VAC services, please note that VAC service charges are not included in the cost of processing temporary visa applications.

  • A receipt will be issued for each payment received.  Please keep the receipt as proof of payment.
  • Processing fees are non-refundable regardless of the outcome of the application.
  • Do not send cash.  We will not be responsible for cash sent to our office.

Important: Bank drafts have a limited validity. Ensure that your bank draft is not older than 3 months when it reaches our office.

Fee Schedule

Temporary Residence Applications
as of February 21, 2015
Family Rate - maximum50027,250
Study Permit (fee includes temporary resident visa, if required)1508,200
Work Permit (fee includes temporary resident visa, if required)1558,450
Work permit - Group of 3 or more Performing Artists46525,350
Open Work Permit Holder Fee1005,450
Transit Visa (for less than 48 hours in Canada)freefree


Permanent Residence Applications*
 Skilled Worker, Provincial Nominee, Family Class CAN$INR
Principal Applicant55030,000
Dependant 19 yrs and over55030,000
Dependant under 19 yrs1508,200
Business Immigrants (Outside Quebec)  
Principal Applicant105057,250
Dependant 19 yrs and over55030,000
Dependant under 19 yrs1508,200
Right of Permanent Resident Fee (Principal Applicant, Spouse/ Partner)49026,700
* Please note that if you submit your application to a Canadian office (CPC or CIO), payment should be made at that office

Other Applications

Rehabilitation - Serious Criminality100054,500
Rehabilitation - Criminality20010,900
Authorization to Return to Canada40021,800
Replacement or certification of an immigration document301,650
Repayment of removals – USA / St. Pierre & Miquelon75040,900
Repayment of removals – other destinations150081,800
Permanent Resident Travel Document502,750
Temporary Resident Permit20010,900

Biometric fee (If Required)CAN$INR
Biometrics - Individual 854,650
Biometrics - Family Rate1709,300
Biometrics - Group performing artists25513,900

*Note: If you need to give your biometrics, the $85 CAD biometric fee covers the VAC service charge.

Right of Permanent Residence Fee (RPRF)

Applicants for permanent residence can pay the Right of Permanent Residence Fee ($490) at the time they submit their application or at a later date when requested. The processing fee is still required when submitting an application.

The following applicants are not required to pay the RPRF:

  • dependent children of a principal applicant or sponsor, a child to be adopted, or an orphaned brother, sister, niece, nephew or grandchild;
  • protected persons, including Convention refugees.


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